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Interview4 Video Interviewing Reduces Customer Turnover Six Percentage Points

Calling Interview4 video interviewing “a life changer”, a large retailer finds the service not only reduces turnover, but also saves time and money by allowing the screening of more candidates in the same amount of time that used to be devoted to phone screening.  Eliminating the agony of the phone interview has resulted in happier […]

Are the Millennials Really the Laziest Generation?

In my colleague’s March blog post, “Productivity is on life support: Blame the Millennials and the Baby Boomers,” he pointed out that the annual growth rate of productivity from year to year between 2007 and 2015 was 60% lower than the year to year growth rate between 1947 and 1973.  He contended that both the […]

Internapalooza: What Type of Millennial Do We Really Want?

Internapalooza, an event I had not heard of until recently, is as its name suggests, a gathering of interns.  More specifically the event hosts interns interested in working for Silicon Valley companies and from what I can tell, this July 11th, Internapalooza’s fifth annual event will take over AT&T Park in San Francisco with over […]

Should You Hire A Superstar Who is Toxic?

Every organization wants superstar employees and some will even delay the hiring process weeks or even months until that perfect candidate blips on the radar.  What happens though if once you find your purple squirrel, they have mange or rabies?  Do you cut them lose or keep them around for their quota busting, nut gathering […]

Success: What Achieves It? Hard Work or Talent?

I won’t cop out and say that you need a little bit of both.  Certainly you require talent to achieve success, and few people succeed long term without hard work, but which contributes the most? A recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin showed that when rated by a group of 383 […]

Can You Hire Top Talent in Only 10 Days?

Last year the national average for filling an open position reached 29 days which was a record.  Believing that recruiters are simply dragging their feet and waiting for a purple squirrel is a common assumption and true to some extent.  To be fair though to recruiters and hiring managers, the number of measures that must […]

Productivity is on life support: Blame the Millennials and the Baby Boomers

As we likely all know, U.S. workers have not been enjoying much in the way of rising wages for some time. The economy’s health as far as bringing workers ever increasing prosperity is a function of ever increasing worker productivity.   Labor productivity is defined as the amount of output produced per hour of labor. Productivity […]

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Trumps All Other Traits

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person’s ability to be aware of and monitor their own behaviors and emotions.  Individuals with high EQs better understand their strengths and weaknesses, have more self-control and exhibit more initiative.  In a previous post, “Skills vs. Attitude: What Lands the Job?” I noted that cosmetics giant, L’Oreal found that their […]

Job Seeker: 7 Annoying Things To Expect From Your Job Search

Looking for a new job can be a daunting, draining, soul crushing experience. However if you establish realistic expectations you can approach the rejection and struggle philosophically rather than personally and hopefully not succumb to depression. Please consider the following before you start pounding the pavement so that you don’t start pounding your head against […]

We Determine A Person’s Trustworthiness Pretty Darn Quickly!

New research out of Columbia Business School suggests that you can predict someone’s trustworthiness just by looking at their face.  This may seem shocking to some while to others they have read research like this for years, but the reason why we have such an ability will surprise many.  According to the findings we act […]